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Ken Hall | Gallery Report

Gallery Report: November 2013

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Monday, 04 November 2013 13:42

Stuffed boxing squirrels, $17,700-$22,420, Rachel Davis



Four pairs of stuffed squirrels, posed in a boxing ring, were sold as single lots for prices ranging from $17,700-$22,420 at an auction held Sept. 21 by Rachel Davis Fine Arts in Cleveland, Ohio. The red squirrels, wearing britches and boxing gloves, were mounted in wooden boxes around 1850 by William Hart & Sons, English taxidermists. Also, a 1601 map of Greece by Nicholas Sophianos, 30 1/4 inches by 44 inches, made $120,000; and a work by Dean Cornwell (American, 1892-1960, The Father of Illustration) hit $26,000. Prices include an 18 percent buyer's premium.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 December 2013 16:10
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Gallery Report: October 2013

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Written by KEN HALL   
Tuesday, 01 October 2013 13:40

Victorian half tester bed, $24,780, Ahlers & Ogletree



A magnificent Victorian rosewood half tester bed attributed to Prudent Mallard sold for $24,780 at a Summer Estates Auction held Aug. 4 by Ahlers & Ogletree in Atlanta, Ga. Also, a Tiffany Studios ten-light lily lamp lit up the room for $21,240; an oil painting by Haddon “Sunny” Sundblom, titled 1914 Kentucky Derby and executed in 1963, went for $17,700; a 19th century bust of an Oriental beauty by French sculptor Henri Ple made $11,800; and an R.J. Horner banquet table with nine leaves hit $4,720. Prices include an 18 percent buyer's premium.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 December 2013 15:40
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Gallery Report: September 2013

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Thursday, 29 August 2013 15:04

8-gallon Red Wing pantry jar, $4,200, RWCS Convention



An 8-gallon Red Wing blue-banded pantry jar sold for $4,200 at the Red Wing Collectors Society convention auction held July 11 by the Red Wing Collectors Society Inc., in Red Wing, Minn. Also, a 2-gallon Red Wing "elephant ear" ice-water cooler fetched $2,100; a 2-gallon Geno Mfg. Co. advertising water cooler in mint condition brought $2,100; a Red Wing Gray Line cake stand, with a crack, went for $1,300; and a 20-gallon butterfly crock back-stamped “Red Wing Stoneware Co.” made $1,050. Prices are hammer. There was no buyer's premium.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 December 2013 15:40
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Gallery Report: August 2013

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Written by KEN HALL   
Tuesday, 30 July 2013 16:24

19th century Russian icon, $21,960, Crescent City Auction Gallery



A diminutive 19th century Russian icon of St. Nicholas sold for $21,960 at an estates auction held July 13-14 by Crescent City Auction Gallery in New Orleans, La. Also, a Chinese Qianlong jade censer, circa 1736-1795, changed hands for $9,760; an untitled sculpture by Lynda Benglis (American, b. 1941) fetched $8,540; a pair of early 19th century patinated and gilt bronze four-light candelabra went for $7,703; and a pair of 19th century Louis XV-style carved gilt wood upholstered wing chairs climbed to $2,607. Prices include an 18.5 percent buyer's premium.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 December 2013 15:40
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Gallery Report: July 2013

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Wednesday, 03 July 2013 12:44

Harry Winston necklace, $138,000, John Moran



A Harry Winston necklace with natural Ceylon sapphire centerpiece stone measuring about 24 carats sold for $138,000 at the second-ever HQ Jewelry and Luxury Auction held May 21 by John Moran Auctioneers in Pasadena, Calif. Also, a natural shell, diamond and sapphire necklace made by Italian-American jewelry legend Verdura achieved $96,000, a Waterman #504 Ideal fountain pen in gold went for $15,600, and a Cartier Panthere wristwatch with pave diamonds and sapphire accents hit $11,637. Prices include a 20 percent buyer's premium.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 July 2013 08:21
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